Winners Announced for the 2021 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Awards

Lindsay Judge   |   07-11-2021

The winners of this year’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève awards were unveiled this weekend, celebrating the finest in watchmaking from around the world.


This year’s event marks the 20th anniversary of the concept which recognises contemporary watchmaking excellence and creativity with 19 awards handed out to those who have excelled in various categories over the past year.


The ultimate ‘best in show’ distinction, the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix, was awarded to Bulgari for the Octo Finissimo watch, while other brands including Audemars Piguet, Chopard, Louis Vuitton, Van Cleef & Arpels and Zenith also scooped some of the top awards.



Dubai Watch Week was awarded the Special Jury Prize for its commitment to watchmaking in the Middle East.


The 2021 nominated watches, including the 18 award winning watches, are on display at the Musée Rath in Geneva until November 14, 2021 as well as the 20 watches that won the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix between 2001 and 2020.


The 2021 award-winning watches will subsequently be presented during Dubai Watch Week, from November 24 to 28, and then in Paris from December 2 to 5.


Octo Finissimo, winning watch of the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix 2021


See the full list of winners below:


“Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix: Bulgari, Octo Finissimo
Ladies’ Watch Prize: Piaget, Limelight Gala Precious Rainbow
Ladies’ Complication Watch Prize: Van Cleef & Arpels, Lady Féerie Watch
Men’s Watch Prize: Grand Seiko, Hi-Beat 36000 80 Hours Caliber 9SA5
Men’s Complication Watch Prize: MB&F, LMX Titanium
Iconic Watch Prize: Audemars Piguet, Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin
Tourbillon Watch Prize: De Bethune, DB Kind of Two Tourbillon
Calendar and Astronomy Watch Prize: Christiaan Van Der Klaauw, CVDK Planetarium Eise Eisinga
Mechanical Exception Watch Prize: Piaget, Altiplano Ultimate Automatic
Chronograph Watch Prize: Zenith, Chronomaster Sport
Diver’s Watch Prize: Louis Vuitton, Tambour Street Diver Skyline Blue
Jewellery Watch Prize: Chopard, Flower Power
Artistic Crafts Watch Prize: MB&F, LM SE Eddy Jaquet ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’
“Petite Aiguille” Prize: Tudor, Black Bay Ceramic
Challenge Watch Prize: CIGA Design, Blue Planet
Innovation Prize: Bernhard Lederer, Central Impulse Chronometer
Audacity Prize: Louis Vuitton, Tambour Carpe Diem
Horological Revelation Prize: Furlan Marri, MR. Grey Ref. 1041-A
Special Jury Prize: Dubai Watch Week